A YORK primary school has celebrated its latest Ofsted report.

St Oswald’s CE School was rated 'good' in its latest full inspection, retaining the rating it achieved in 2013.

Ofsted inspectors carried out a full inspection of the school in March and marked it good across the board, but outstanding in terms of ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’.

The report found pupils “behave exceptionally well”, praising them as “highly self-confident, respectful and caring individuals”, and said they were “now making stronger progress than in previous years”.

Inspectors also praised the quality of teaching as “strong”, following “ swift and effective action to improve the teaching of writing and mathematics”.

The report said: “Teachers know their pupils very well and have high expectations of them.

"They ask questions that tackle pupils’ misconceptions.

"As a result, pupils are challenged well and so they are focused and work hard.”

The inspectors praised the “drive, determination and commitment” of head teacher Sue Bland and her deputy and staff, who have “led to rapid improvement in teaching and outcomes".

Mrs Bland said she was “very proud of everyone in the school”.

She said: “All our staff work incredibly hard so I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the strength of the teaching in school and the wide range of opportunities that our curriculum provides.

“Our children are amazing and it has made us particularly proud that their excellent behaviour has contributed to the best possible outcome for Personal development, behaviour and welfare.”

The report said the school could improve in several ways, it could benefit from ensuring the work set by teachers “challenges and stretches all groups of pupils, including the most able pupils”, and said some work should be done to improve progress for children in Key Stage 2, particularly in writing and maths.